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Steelton, PA 17113

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William Howard Day opened in 1940, to serve the needs of the African-American community in the Greater Harrisburg area. Its forty-three acres, which offers a skyline view of the City of Harrisburg, were acquired by a partnership of local business men with the goal of transforming the parcel into a worthy location for the memorialization of deceased loved ones. The cemetery was named in honor of a local educator and the first African-American to serve on the Harrisburg City School Board.

A Memorial Day Service was held for the first time in 1986, and has since been celebrated annually under the leadership of George "Toby" Young, a local radio personality, and Robert C. Lomison, president of the cemetery from 1985-2013. Each year, area veterans are honored and scholarships are given to area students for excellence in community, school and church leadership. Since its inception, the cemetery has awarded over $100,000 in scholarship funds.

The Avenue of Honor in the cemetery honors distinguished local African-American citizens. A plaque commemorating their lives is erected along the roadway. The Garden of Peace Mausoleum, constructed in 1997, is dedicated to Mr. Young for his many contributions to the community.

The cemetery is dedicated to serving families in the best possible manner with dignity, compassion and understanding.

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